|Behind the Kroger Store
by Jill Richardson
I know exactly how many boxes I need to pack our things so packing won't take me long. I'm
not taking anything but the things Amy and I had when we moved in. I can just hear my Mom
now. "You're better off without him," she'll say...."He'll realize that
someday."....I'll think about him coming home, sitting at the kitchen table, and
reading my letter.
by Eva Shaderowfsky
Putting her suitcase on the other side of the barrier, she climbed over the railing,
picked up her suitcase and looked around for the nearest hiding place. He'd never look in
the underpass. The sun was so bright that she could not see the workmen in the darkness of
the tunnel. But she knew they were there.
|Thoughts of Another
by John Gardiner
Each time he heard of another person whom life had injured, he wanted to gather them up,
and put his arms around them, and tell them it would be all right. Which, of course, it
wouldn't. As sad as it was, it would never be all right. That's just the way it is. Life's
not fair. How many times have you heard it? And he knew it for sure.